Gov’t’s move to put warning label on drinks discriminatory
The move of the government to put warning label on high-sugar content products is discriminatory, according to a group of businessmen.
This, after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that once implemented, the policy that will require manufacturers of high-sugar content food products to put warning label on their products will give companies six months to comply.
“We cannot help but observe that the government is singling out sugar yet again with this planned move,” Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) said in a Manila Bulletin report.
“Sugar is an important ingredient in food and beverages, with many in the manufacturing (food and beverage) sectors relying on it, and it does not deserve to be put in a bad light by measures such as this,” he added.
He also emphasized that as of now, all labels are submitted for approval to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which also reviews substantiation for claims, nutrition information, and ingredients.